Rosetta's Comet Lander Will Revive After Bumpy Touchdown, Scientists Say

December 17, 2014 8:52 PM

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Rosetta's Comet Lander Will Revive After Bumpy Touchdown, Scientists Say

Hopes rise for reviving the hibernating lander's solar power as comet receives more sunlight.

SAN FRANCISCO—Fear not for Philae: The little lost lander could reawaken as soon as February, the Rosetta mission team said Wednesday. Increasing sunlight almost guarantees an end to the probe's current hibernation on a comet racing toward the sun.

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